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* The EU new funding programme for Research and Innovation:

* Running from 2014 to 2020;

* 3 pillar structure:  1) Excellent Science; 2) Industrial Leadership; 3) Societal Challenges;

* Also includes European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) and Competitiveness & Innovation Programme (CIP);

* With nearly €80 billion of funding available;

* Budget split: 

  Excellent Science 32%; Industrial Leadership 22%; Societal Challenges 38.5%;

  Widening Participation 1%; Science with & for Society: 0.6%; 

  European Institute of Innovation & Technology 3.5% & Joint Research Centre 2.4%

* Finance: Universities & other non-profit organisations use simplified rate; 

100% of all eligible direct costs plus a flat rate of 25% towards indirect costs;

* Official EC website : Horizon2020  

* Calls are out now (issued 11 December 2013) & accessed from:  Participant Portal

*H2020 Work Programmes are available in Reference Documents 


External Financial Support for Developing FP7 Proposals

There are a number of organisations providing application assistance, grants for travel and subsistence for researchers, which may be of interest.  Please see links below regarding external financial support for developing FP7 proposals, which you may be eligible for;


The Welsh European Funding Office has launched a revised funding scheme to assist organisations in Wales (including Universities) to apply for European funding, including Horizon 2020.   SCoRE Cymru (Supporting Collaborative Research and innovation in Europe) will fund up to £1,000 for travel costs of building partnerships or negotiating agreements, and up to £10,000 for EU bid writing costs and /or negotiation of contracts.  Plus:

 Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (ESPRC) 

 Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 


If you want further information about European Funding or inform us of a potential application, please contact European Office, by email or telephone: or +44 (0) 2920 870171. 


H2020 Structure